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New York City District Council of Carpenters Training Center | Evaluated Learning Experience

Basic Arc Welding (SPC350) (GCC522) - Course 1

Millwright Cutting and Burning (MWT155) - Course 2
Location: 
The New York City District Council of Carpenters, 395 Hudson Street, New York, NY.
Length: 
Course 1: 48 hours (12 weeks). Course 2: 8 hours (1 week).
Dates: 

Course 1 and 2: September 2002 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Course 1: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: discuss welding hazards and the safety measures required to guard against them on a construction site; discuss the electrode classification system; explain and properly use the electrode holders, guns, and torches appropriate to the different kinds of welding and cutting; recognize required and optional welding symbols and their instructions; describe welding techniques used with shielded metal arc welding (SMAW); interpret bead examples. Course 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: safely operate an oxyacetylene cutting torch to properly cut through iron and steel; earn FDNY Certificate of Fitness for Torch Use of Flammable Gasses; and earn FDNY Certificate of Fitness for Fire Guard for Field Construction and Torch Operations.

Instruction: 

Course 1: This course provides current welding information and techniques to prepare students for employment in the welding field as well as individuals who wish to upgrade their welding skills. Apprentices learn to operate basic equipment used in shielded metal arc welding and oxy-acetylene cutting, and are instructed in the choice of proper electrodes. Topics include: terminology, critical temperatures, welding distortion and defects, blueprint reading for welders and joint design. The course combines lecture and lab and prepares students for industry certification exams. Course 2: This course is designed to prepare apprentices to pass the FDNY Examination for Certificate of Fitness for Torch Use of Flammable Gasses and the FDNY Examination for the Certificate of Fitness for Fire Guard for Field Construction Site and Torch Operations. Students learn to safely operate an oxyacetylene cutting torch to properly cut through iron and steel. Apprentices also learn the roles and duties of a fire guard on a construction site, including the prevention of and proper response to fires. Millwright apprentices must be qualified to operate an oxyacetylene torch and to function as a fire guard as they may be required to do so on a job site.

Credit recommendation: 

Course 1 and 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours as a technical elective in Millwright, Carpentry or Construction Technology (11/08) (11/13 revalidation) (1/19 revalidation). NOTE: Both courses must be completed to receive credit.

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